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MKG127 is very pleased to present This Must Be the Place,
a group exhibition of paintings by Stephen Andrews, Cynthia Daignault, Brenda Draney, Erin McSavaney, Brian Rideout and Monica Tap.

Opening Saturday, April 21, 2-5 PM.

This Must Be The Place is an exhibition about space. Depending on its treatment, space can be perceived as ambient, structural, personal, public, revered or banal. How it is perceived has a lot to do with the extension of space into architecture, including its physical and psychological effects. Whether through an index of surfaces, a pristinely rendered interior, or a domestic structure buried in the tangles of nature, the architectures in This Must Be The Place present personal experiences of space that can be both grounding and disorienting. Some environments appear as precise documents of a place, while others occupy a more transcendental approach to space and time. As a whole, these works remind us to look deeper, beyond the material, and even beyond the subject, into a world far away from the physical structure of the picture plane.

Stephen Andrews has exhibited his work in Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Scotland, France, India and Japan. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as many public and private collections. He was previously included in the exhibition, A to B at MKG127 in 2010. Stephen is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.

Cynthia Daignault has exhibited her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, White Columns, MASS MoCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Fort Worth Modern, and the Brooklyn Museum as well as many other venues. She was previously included in the exhibition, Semicolon Hyphen Bracket at MKG127 in 2013. Cynthia is also an active writer and is now based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Brenda Draney won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2009 and was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award in 2016. She has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, Esker Foundation, and Scrap Metal Gallery, as well as other venues. She was previously included in the exhibition, Go Figure at MKG127 in 2011. Brenda is Cree from Sawridge First Nation, was raised in Slave Lake, and lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Erin McSavaney has exhibited his work at Michael Gibson Gallery, Herringer Kiss Gallery and the Evergreen Cultural Centre, and can be found in the Senvest Collection, Colart Collection, and TD Art Collection. Erin lives and works in Vancouver where he is represented by Equinox Gallery, and is also represented by Parts Gallery in Toronto.

Brian Rideout was the 2017 recipient of the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. He has exhibited his work at Parisian Laundry, AC Repair Co., and Mercer Union, among other venues. His work is in many collections including RBC, TD Bank and Estée Lauder. Brian will present a solo exhibition of new work at MKG127 in September 2018.

Monica Tap has exhibited her work at The Painting Center in NYC, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Oakville Galleries, Museum London as well as several exhibitions at MKG127. Her works are included in many private and public collections including BMO, RBC, Scotiabank, CIBC TD Bank and the Würth Collection.

The exhibition continues until May 19.


MKG127 is located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. on the south side. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 PM or by appointment. For more information call 647-435-7682.

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